TOWER GROVE PARK is one of the best-preserved Victorian-era public pleasure gardens in the United States. Located in the south side of Saint Louis, adjacent to the famed Missouri Botanical Garden, this park is a popular spot during good weather. Since we’ve lately had unseasonably warm weather, flowers are blooming a bit early.
I took these photos around sunset. Shown here is a folly, faux ruins constructed here in the Romantic fashion of the 19th century.
Narcissus flowers aren’t native to the United States, but grow here well without propagating themselves much beyond where they are planted.
The park is well-populated with wild waterfowl.
A Mallard drake.
The banner of the Republic, in the waning daylight.
Large clouds in the sky, reflecting the light of the setting sun, bathed the park with an unusual rich orange color, which I attempted to capture with these photos.
As the sun dropped below the horizon, the cloud on the right was cut off from sunlight. Night came quickly.
The day was done, and it was time to leave.
For more photos, as well as an extensive history of the park, see the article Photos of Tower Grove Park.